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Acute trusts have been told to “cease most inpatient elective activity” over Christmas and significantly reduce bed occupancy, to free up capacity and try to avoid further deterioration in emergency care.
A trust in special measures has appointed a new permanent chief executive from Australia, with a background in nursing.
A nationally renowned specialist trust has been rated outstanding following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
A small acute trust in Herefordshire with long-standing financial and performance problems is to come out of the ”special measures” regime, following significant improvements in care.
Standard GP opening hours should be increased by an hour and a half per day on weekdays, and extended to Saturdays and Sundays as standard, under a major access drive announced by NHS England yesterday.
NHS England has appointed a health service chief executive to lead the transformation of maternity services.
A vanguard clinical commissioning group has awarded its main community services contract to a non-profit company owned by local GPs.
A leading teaching hospital trust “failed to take effective action” after concerns were repeatedly raised over the safety and effectiveness of its heart surgery unit, inspectors have found.
The Care Quality Commission has launched an investigation into adult heart surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, after an audit identified the service as a mortality outlier.
The leaders of Southern Health NHSFoundation Trust have been severely criticised for repeated failures to investigate and learn from patient deaths in an independent report.